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Washburn X27 7 String Electric Guitar

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Washburn has been burning the midnight oil to make the X27 7 String electric guitar--a super-hot axe that won't toast your bank account. Solid maple ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Washburn has been burning the midnight oil to make the X27 7 String electric guitar--a super-hot axe that won't toast your bank account. Solid maple string-thru body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard. Great action with two chunky 7-pole humbucking pickups. 3-way switching, volume, tone, 24 frets, and Grover tuners.

  • 7 strings
  • 24-fret neck with deep double cutaways
  • Maple body and neck
  • String-thru fixed bridge
  • 2 humbuckers
  • 3-way switching, volume and tone

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The closes cousin to the awesome x25

I do not actually own this guitar, but this is the one guitar most closely related to my x-25 (now discontinued). The x-27 is essentially an x-25 with a string-thru...Read complete review

I do not actually own this guitar, but this is the one guitar most closely related to my x-25 (now discontinued). The x-27 is essentially an x-25 with a string-thru body (instead of a tremolo) and 7 strings instead of six. My x25 was only the second guitar that I ever bought, but I've purchased many more since then. I have to say, even after playing much more expensive guitars, including the best Epiphone has to offer (I don't like Epiphone now), a Schecter C-1 Elite, a Switch Stealth Innovo, a cheap Oscar Schmidt OE30 by Washburn (excellent value), and my custom USA Strat, my old X25 is still my main practice guitar. You just can't beat Grover tuners, and the super-deep cutaway gives me upper fret access that beats anything else I've played. The neck is extremely comfortable for my average-to-large hands, with a thicker neck at the head for chords and a thinner neck near the body allowing for some fast solo-shredding. The guitar is built like a tank. Even some severe, soul-hurting drops, the finish only has the most minor of nicks and scratches. For overall feel and quality of craftmanship, I think Washburn is probably the best deal out there. (ESP is a close second, and may pass Washburn on the more expensive guitars).My only problem was with the stock pickups. They got the job done, but I wasn't really satisfied. I replaced the two humbuckers with some super-hot overwound pickups. To sum it up, Washburn x-series guitars tend to have surprisingly fast and comfortable necks with amazing upper fret access even though they have bolt-on necks. I have yet to encounter a better feeling neck. I have not compared them to the legendary Prestige necks or well-reputed Wizard necks that are on some Ibanez models, though.When I'm in the market for seven-string, this guitar is going to get some serious consideration.An afterthought: I noticed that my Washburn has high-end alpha-brand audio tapers for both the volume and tone knobs.


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7 string without the price

i bought this guitar its pretty nice for the price. you would think it was more expensive when playing it. the pickups are ok not the greatest the input jack has been cutting out...Read complete review

i bought this guitar its pretty nice for the price. you would think it was more expensive when playing it. the pickups are ok not the greatest the input jack has been cutting out on me a bit but nothing a good soldering cant fix. the intonation was almost perfect upon arrival. the cosmetics of this are why it is so cheap though. its not exactly the coolest looking and it has the old OLD fender style neck. with the truss rod down at the body instead of the head stock. i would say if your just wanting one to try your hands at playing seven string BUY IT its amazing for the price.

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umm.. ok buy this

By ASon

from long island, ny

Gonna try to keep this short. This is a real review, if you are wondering if they post fake ones to make you buy. lol Anyway, I play heavy metal. I have had my ibanez RG series for about 10 years now. Floyd rose bridge etc, I keep it sounding great. I picked this one up because I joined a band and needed an extra guitar in case I broke a string on stage: the sole reason I bought this cuz it was a CHEAP 7 string. I have been playing this thing for fun to mess with it, with the strings and pickups that came in the box and.... I like it!!! Palm mutes are fat and chunky yet pretty damn clear. Im running a spider 3 - 150 watt head thru a spider 2 - 4 x 12 cab, with the line 6 shortboard to program my sounds in. (I'm using a setting similar to the meshuggah premade setting for those of you who know this set-up) This guitar sounds nasty. Pick harmonics come out clear and edgy, low string is clear and biting. Honestly the only thing I don't like about this guitar is the plain body style and the headstock is big. The actual main thing I have issues with is I am used to the awesomely thin ibanez necks and this thing is thick. ***I have played it on clean tone with reverb and bluesy sounds, played pachelobel's cannon in D on it, it sounds decent there too, however I do want this review to focus on heavier music, since that is why most people would buy this. This thing really is a steal. If you are looking for a 7 string, but dont want to break your wallet. buy this. I literally bought it thinking it would get me thru a show if I broke a string, and I find myself playing it instead of my workhorse studio guitar simply because of the price and it sounds beast, and that amuses me. Give it a shot...


Washburn seven bling

By Ray of the Deep

from Sandy, UT

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For one I bought this new and they sent me a used one, I?m a little too lazy to send it back and go through all that stupid crap. This guitar is a very good value how can you go wrong with a two hundred dollar seven string guitar? The pickups suck ass I run it through a fender twin the bridge position sounds the best for anything. The tuners on the guitar are really n ice for the price and you can get the action really low if you mess with the guitar enough it just takes time, so get this freakin guitar man throw some sweet a** pickups on and you have a bad ass seven string.


Not bad Washburn..not bad.

By SixStringSavior

from Northumberland Pa.

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once i got this ol


very good guitar

By night dweller

from middletown, delaware

i own the x-27 and its a very good guitar. since playing it i cant use a 6-string but its all good. if your a beginner you should get this ax if your into 7-string. the neck plays really nice and i suggest either kerly sinister strings (heavy or medium)or ghs boomers (medium). I have played from standard to dropped f# so it holds the tuning.this is an great guitar to get and the price is the best you can get and i suggest for anyone to get it.


Excellent 7 string for less

By sherlock

from Athens, AL

I have been playing guitar for 23 years, primarily metal. I finally decided to get a 7 because I like the idea of the low and high range together. This is one of the best value 7s out there. I have always played strats(not super strats) and this guitar reminds me of one with a little extra. It also has a one piece neck, unlike the Schecters and current Ibanez 7321. The pickups are low output, but with the right amp, you can barely tell. I do plan on replacing them, but you would also with the aforementioned 7s. Since gettin this guitar, my others are upset because I never play with them. I would recommend this guitar to anyone(beginner or advanced) who wants a great 7 to experiment with and upgrade.


A great 7 string for the price of a Squier


from Tewksbury, MA

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I own 7 other guitars not including the x27, and this one stands out tonewise as well as being another 7 String. The X27 is kind of like a 7 string Stratocaster. The body is very lightweight and thin. The maple really brings out the mids and resonance. Although, there isn't much low end(thats what the bass is for), but it sounds great either way. The neck is also maple, but with a rosewood fingerboard and 24 jumbo frets and a 25.5" scale. The neck is closer to a vintage style V strat neck. Its unfinished, but a little rough. Nothing a little lemon oil can't fix. The controls are very simple with only a tone and volume knob used for both humbuckers. There's also a 3-way strat-style switch for switching the humbuckers. For the overall tone, it really shines through my Peavey VTM60 tube amp rather than my little Randall RX20. With the bridge humbucker, the tone is very clear and resonant with more mids and highs. The use of the B-string is very clear also. The neck is a little muddy for my tastes. There should be a little more output to it also. Overall, the Washburn X27 is a great guitar and a great value. If you're curious about playing a 7 string guitar without spending upwards of atleast $600, the X27 is a great bet.


Ok, For Beginners

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This Washburn X27 is ok. I got this because the price was insanely low for a seven string. The features are ok too, but the pickups on this are way, way too quiet and the crunch of the sound turns on and off before it all out stops and has weak distortion. If you don't want to spend a ton of money getting this set up, i'd suggest an Ibanez instead.


The Best Guitar Ever Made

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar is a great guitar. The features are good and the value is also good. The guitar has a great sound and pickups. Buy this guitar it's great!


I love this thing.

By Furious Green

from Cornettsville, Kentucky

I have played guitar for nearly 20 years and own more than 15 guitars. I have Les Pauls, Ibanez RG's, ESP George Lynch Signature guitars, and have (at one time or another) owned dozens of classic guitars. I have always been impressed with Washburn guitars. They offer the best bang for the buck over any other company. It was made to rock hard and it does. Through a Dual Rectifier, this thing will shake your intestines. If you need seven-string lows for nearly no money, get this guitar. You will not regret it.



By Swift

from Housatonic, MA

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I tried this one out because of the price and I was not suprised. The guitar is not bad, not great. The pickups were not very well aligned with the strings. The sound was OK but lacked character. I will admit that I'm used to a really nice hollowbody but I can't afford a really nice hollowbody 7 string. Th low B string was a lot quieter than the rest with a muddy kind of sound. I tried adjusting the pickups. Maybe it needs different strings?

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